Friday, October 10, 2014

1986 O-Pee-Chee Tattoo

"Card" review: 0.2  These are more or less identical to the Topps Tattoos.  The photo to the left is the reverse negative of the actual scan, but how the tattoo would look if actually applied.  At least in theory, as I recall these cracker jack type tattoos always just turned into a colored blob on your skin.

The only way I can tell the difference is from the copyright information on the bottom of the sheet, which if you tear the tattoos apart into individual cards along the perforation, doesn't even show up on the Wallach.  I've read some claims that the ink or colorization is different on the O-Pee-Chee's than it is on the Topps, but I can't see a difference.

When all I had was the Topps variation, I wrote that I didn't know and couldn't tell how these were sold.  With this O-Pee-Chee I have my answer.  They came in long strips of three "cards."

Number of this card in my collection: 2


  1. On a scale of 1-10, with ten being "it's already on my skin," how much do you want to use this tattoo and see if it still works?

  2. About a 1. I'm not a tattoo guy, real, fake, or anything in between. I was given 2 complete sets of these though, and I'll probably let my daughter use whatever I don't send out to other collectors. What 4yr girl wouldn't want to sport a blue Keith Hernandez face on her arm to pre-school?